Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
RUS 113A
Course Title:
First Year Russian Conversation
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Course Description

Reviews structures and vocabulary presented in first year Russian. Special emphasis on conversational skills. Recommended: Completion of RUS 103, 151, or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Manages very simple interactions in highly predictable setting, using basic vocabulary and present tense.
  2. Begins to apply language-learning skills.
  3. Recognizes and approaches cultural differences with respect and open-mindedness.

Course Activities and Design

1. Oral interviews

2. Creating situational dialogues

3. Roll plays

4. Oral games and activities

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Active participation in class
  2. Oral interviews with instructor
  3. In class, interactive student role-plays and other pair activities
  4. Individual and group presentations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content: Themes, Concepts and Issues:
May include any of the following:

  1. Family members
  2. Professions
  3. Personal interests and activities
  4. Classes and studies
  5. Personal possessions
  6. Physical descriptions of people and things
  7. Daily activities in past and future
  8. Colors
  9. Clothes
  10. Public transportation in Russia
  11. Making purchases
  12. Talking about weekly schedules
  13. Holidays and celebrations in Russia
  14. Weather and seasons
  15. Seasonal activities
  16. Expressing need
  17. Food and drink in Russia

Competencies and Skills:

  1. Describes self and others: interests, age and personal attributes
  2. Gives simple descriptions of objects and people
  3. Describes activities in past and future
  4. Manages basic interactions about family, school and self
  5. Manages basic interactions in restaurants, stores and domestic settings
  6. Formulates simple questions and answers
  7. Follows basic directions
  8. Comprehends slow native speech in a highly predictable setting.
  9. Recognizes basic cultural differences
  10. Makes himself/herself understood by a native speaker accustomed to
  11. non-native speakers.